The Brits used their 25 pounder quite a bit in the anti-tank role in North Africa because most of the anti-tank guns they had were the 2 pounder, which was becoming outclassed by heavier axis armor.
Standard 25 pounder HE was effective against the light Italian tanks, and older German models. The Brits developed a dedicated anti-tank projectile for the 25 pounder.. It was solid steel , weighed 20 pounds but had a higher velocity.
Edited by 17thfabn, 16 September 2017 - 1149 AM.